This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (–) and the event is being celebrated in numerous. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (–52). English architect and polemicist, the son of A. C. Pugin, he was one of the key personalities of the Gothic Revival. His importance lies not only in his virtual creation of the major style of the l9th century, Neo-Gothic, which was a fundamental re-creation and not a pastiche, but .

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Patrick’s College, MaynoothIreland ; though not the collegiate chapel.

It is worth reminding ourselves that at this time Catholics were treated with suspicion, and by making this conversion, Pugin effectively augystus an outsider. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore —52 English architect.

Jane and a doctor removed Pugin from Bedlam and took him to a private house in Hammersmith where they attempted therapy, and he recovered sufficiently to recognise his wife. Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

An indomitable energy was the basis of Pugin’s character; his guiding principle was his belief in Gothic architecture, and his reputation lies in his chronological position as a Gothic artist. His intention was to supply to architects drawings and architectural welhy, such as carving and metal work, for designing which he justly felt he had unequalled capacity.

In he was shipwrecked off Leith, and made his way to the residence of James Gillespie Graham [q.

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin – Revisited – Irish Architectural Archive

Pugin had never restricted himself to architecture but from the earliest days of auguetus career had designed furniture, ceramics, textiles, wallpaper, and metalwork, collaborating with the manufacturers John Gregory Crace, Herbert Minton, and John Hardman.

That did not make him popular with the clergy in Ireland but it gave grist to his architectural campaigns.


If you prefer to suggest your own revision of jorthmore article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was the wugustus influential Auguatus ecclesiastical architect of his day and the principal theoretician of the Gothic revival.

They largely consist of appreciative accounts, with illustrations, of the works of Pugin himself. Inhaving won the architectural competition to design the new Palace of Westminster, Sir Charles Barry asked Pugin to supply detailed designs for the interior of the new building, including stained glass, metalwork, wood carving, upholstery, furniture and a royal throne.

Most of his work in Ireland consisted of religious buildings. No wonder Puginian Gothic met with approval and encouragement.

Retrieved from ” https: January Learn how and when to remove this template message. This page was last edited on 3 Juneat Much the most famous of the late medieval buildings in the city is the Church of St Laurence to which a soaring late Gothic choir, with star-ribbed vaults, was added between and Following his conversion to Roman Catholicism inhe established his reputation with Contrastswherein he attributed the artistic decline to the change of religion in the Reformation; as an architect he worked chiefly within a Catholic milieu.

When the new cathedral of St Stephen was opened in the small Pugin church became a school room, and later church offices and storage room. He was a prolific designer of stained glass, metalwork, furnituretextiles, wallpapers, ceramics, embroideries, and jewellery.

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In he bought auguustus acre of ground at Laverstock, an adjoining hamlet, and built on it a house named St. Your mail has been sent successfully.

His third wife, Jane Knill, kept a journal of their marital life, from their marriage in to Pugin’s death, which was later published. Pugin had already made weelby sketching tours in France and the Netherlands, and his masterly sketches are not the least of his artistic achievements see AYLING’S reproductions of the sketches, 2 vols. Edmund, near Ware with adjoining buildings ; Buckingham; St.


He supplied Barry, the architect of the new Palace of Westminster, with an endless stream of inventive, beautiful and useful designs for the new building, all in the Gothic style to which he was devoted, and of which he was the principal, and most inspired, exponent.

In he remarried and started his architectural career. It was etched by the painter, and a lithograph from it by J. Retrieved 29 March Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final welb.

Edward Pugin declared that Barry adopted a scheme of his father’s conception, and sent it in after it had been redrawn in his own office in order to conceal its likeness in handiwork to the design which was nominally Graham’s.

Pugin also created the “pattern for English Gothic jewellery and revived use of enamelling as integral part of design; influenced ecclesiastical and other jewellery. He would bear with patient resignation real troubles and auugustus, but mere trifle would make him angry and unhappy. In and and again in and he worked with Charles Barry on the designs for the new Houses of Parliament with responsibility for designing all the ornamental detail, and probably also the execution of the working drawings.

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